Be Empowered

When: March 8 2019

Where: Boston, United States


Join us to empower and inspire one another by engaging in wellness and art centered activities on International Women's Day.

There will be a minimalist glam session, an art expression activity, and a creative writing workshop.

Lakou Cafe will have food & drinks (including wine) available for purchase.


Event Collaborators

Amina Shaw-Moss

Amina Shaw-Moss LCAT-LP and she has been studying Visual Art Psychotherapy for seven years and practicing for three. At her core, she is an artist which helps influence her therapeutic approach. As a child, she was involved with several creative activities. Whether dancing, singing or painting, she found solace in the process of self-expression. She discovered art therapy in college and it helped her address her own personal trauma in 2012. Now that she is trained as a psychotherapist, she provides that same supportive space for clients to begin/continue their healing process. Currently, her clients are women of color between the ages of 22 and 37 who live in the Brooklyn area. She helps those working through depression, anxiety, trauma, difficult family dynamics and other life challenges. She has her limited permit for creative arts therapy in NY state. She has completed her MPS from PRATT Institute. She received her BS in Art Therapy with a minor in Fine Arts and Psychology from Lesley University.


Paloma Valenzuela

Paloma Valenzuela is a Dominican-American writer, director and actress originally from the city of Boston. In 2010 she started La Gringa Loca Productions based in Boston and the Dominican Republic, a multi-media production operation which has since produced three stage plays both in Boston and the Dominican Republic: "RANT!" (2008), "Show Up" (2012), and "Queseyocuanto" (2012), a 60 Min. Narrative Film "Saturday" (2010), two promotional videos for Miss Rizos "Lecciones en La Calle" (2011), a Documentary Web Series, "Onomatopeyas Dominicanas" (2013­-2014), an official commercial for Miss Rizos Salón in Santo Domingo (2015 and 2016), a comedic web series “The Pineapple Diaries” (2015-2016). In 2018 "The Pineapple Diaries" was Official Selection at the New Orleans Film Festival 2018. Paloma has been awarded as one of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Creative Luminaries of 2018-2019 and will be collaborating with the museum as a guest artist. She is currently working on video and film projects in the city of Boston and in the Dominican Republic.


Ehlie Luna

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Haitian parents, Ehlie Luna is a multi-passionate creative with a focus on injecting her unique perspective on the alt R&B space. Formerly known as Moxie, she has garnered support from the like of Paper, High Snobeity, and Nylon magazine. Her single “FVRS” was picked up by BBC1 Xtra and has since amassed over 2 million streams on Spotify. She's been featured on Zoe Saldana’s Bese and continues to experiment with different mediums of expression. With Collaborations like Vsco x Nike and Adidas China under her belt, Ehlie is just getting started.


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